(Gloucester Township, NJ) –The Camden County Department of Health is announcing 33 additional positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Camden County. Trace investigations are being facilitated with the patients and remain ongoing.
“This is the largest single day increase in cases we have seen in Camden County to date, and it underscores the reality that we are only at the beginning of this crisis and we need everyone to keep social distancing and keep staying at home as much as possible,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “We cannot be lulled into thinking that we can put a band-aid on this to make it go away. We have to be prepared for an extended fight. Preparation and a consistent response are how we break the back of this virus and win this war. I want to thank everyone who has been staying home and encourage everyone who hasn’t taken those recommendations seriously to do so immediately.”
The following information is currently available regarding new patients:
New Patient 1: Male, 50s, Haddon Township
New Patient 2: Male, 70s, Pennsauken
New Patient 3: Male, 20s, Voorhees
New Patient 4: Male, 30s, Cherry Hill
New Patient 5: Female, 60s, Cherry Hill
New Patient 6: Male, 40s, Collingswood
New Patient 7: Male, 50s, Barrington
New Patient 8: Female, 50s, Pennsauken
New Patient 9: Male, 60s, Cherry Hill
New Patient 10: Male, 50s, Cherry Hill
New Patient 11: Male, 50s, Merchantville
New Patient 12: Male, 60s, Gloucester Township
New Patient 13: Female, 30s, Haddonfield
New Patient 14: Female, 40s, Voorhees
New Patient 15: Female, 50s, Merchantville
New Patient 16: Female, 40s, Winslow
New Patient 17: Female, 60s, Pennsauken
New Patient 18: Male, 40s, Pine Hill
New Patient 19: Male, 60s, Winslow
New Patient 20: Male, 70s, Cherry Hill
New Patient 21: Male, 90s, Cherry Hill
New Patient 22: Male, 30s, Camden City
New Patient 23: Female, 20s, Gloucester Township
New Patient 24: Female, 40s, Lindenwold
New Patient 25: Female, 50s, Cherry Hill
New Patient 26: Male, 20s, Winslow
New Patient 27: Male, 60s, Pennsauken
New Patient 28: Female, 20s, Gloucester Township
New Patient 29: Female, 50s, Pine Hill
New Patient 30: Female, 30s, Lindenwold
New Patient 31: Female, 60s, Lindenwold
New Patient 32: Male, 50s, Pennsauken
New Patient 33: Male, 50s, Gloucester Township
This brings the aggregate number of confirmed positive cases to 117 in Camden County today and one total fatality. At this point in time about 20% of patients inflicted by COVID-19 are being treated by one of three county health care systems.
The county Health Department is currently working with the NJDOH to trace close contacts of these newest cases. The investigations are still ongoing, and we will update the public with new developments as the information is gathered by our investigators.
Residents should call 9-1-1 during emergencies only, for those with questions or concerns related to the coronavirus, call the free, 24-hour public hotline at 2-1-1 or 1-800-962-1253, where trained professionals are standing by to answer your questions. New Jersey residents can now also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211. More information is also available on the state’s coronavirus at https://covid19.nj.gov/.
Information regarding Camden County’s preparations, response, and general information provided to the public is available by visiting camdencounty.com. Residents should frequently check the county webpage and social media for up-to-date information.